This topic was brought on by a blog that I read regularly which focuses on the discussion of weapons, and one issue which was brought up and that I have discussed with the blog owner was the fact that some sword designers will set out to make a fantasy version of a particularly kind of weapon but in doing so the result will not truly resemble its namesake in the design and construction of it. An example of what I mean, is one of the weapons discussed within the blog was called a Fantasy Demon Slayer Katana, but the sword lacked all of the elements which actually make a katana a katana. Another was a Fantasy Dragon Bowie, the knife did not in fact resemble anything about a traditional bowie. When it comes to fantasy, are there no limits, and can a weapon be completely and totally altered for the sake of achieving a certain look, or if a person sets out to make a specific type of weapon, should it keep some of its traditional characteristics, while still incorporating a fantasy design? Furthermore, what is the point, of trying to dub a weapon with a specific name, when it resembles nothing about its traditional counterpart, if the maker generally liked the style of the katana for example then I would think they would want to incorporate those things into the making of the weapon. Or do they just think it will sound cooler to name the blade after weapons that they perceive as being popular.